Ok first I just want to say I’m typing this on a phone and I have no clue how to use this website so sorry if I’m doing this wrong.
Currently in 9th grade living in Indiana. I’m a black female if that matters. I’m interested in applying to PEA, Hotchkiss, Cranbrooks, Lake Forest, and others if you have recommendations. Also I know deadlines have passed but I figured that even if I do get rejected I would have an idea of what the essays and interviews are like for next year.
All’s A’s and B’s throughout middle school. I had one C+ last year but that was because my teacher kept putting in grades even after schools were shut down. I attended an ‘advanced’ school from 5th to 7th grade and a regular public school in 7th and 8th. The school was advanced for my area but it wasn’t that good on a statewide or nationwide scale. I have a 4.2 uwg currently.
My school doesn’t offer AP for 9th graders but I am in the only dual credit class offered for ninth graders currently. I’m also in all honors classes offered for 9th graders (which is only English and math)
Science Olympiad for 2 years (top 10 in several topics, made it to state in 7th grade)
Jazz band for one year (Lead tenor sax)
Marching band for 2 years (first clarinet for both years)
Concert band for 5 years (first chair clarinet for the past 4 years)
I’m also learning electric bass currently and took a piano class
Took Spanish for 2 years and I’m currently taking German
I have completed one Coursera course and am planning on doing 2+ more before applying
In the process of setting up a school club that does volunteer work and fundraisers for children with cancer
Volunteered at a couple of school events and going to start volunteering at a local hospital (outside of the club)
I was also art student of the year last year but I’m not sure how much that really matters
I don’t plan on taking the SSAT or ISEE because of time constraints and if I fail that’s just wasting money. As for standardized testing I’ve tested in the 99th percentile in the NWEA and my states standardized test.
Essays and interviews:
I’ve talked to a couple of students so I’m pretty confident about my interview. I also think i could create a good sob story for an essay. I also feel that my recommendations will go well.